Holding Up Half the Sky: Chinese Women: the Past, Present, and Future
Co-Editors: Tao Jie, Zheng Bijun, and Shirley L. Mow
Contributing author: Danke Li
Danke Li is a contributing author, “Gender Inequality in Education in Rural China”, p.123-136.
Book Description: Mao Zedong's famous statement that "women hold up half the sky" marked a new recognition of Chinese women's contributions to their society—but only today is there a rich and extensive body of research by Chinese women about women in China. Drawing together work by many of China's most distinguished women scholars, this collection presents twenty-one essays that address issues relating to women in the workplace, women's education, and women's role in marriage, family, and in cultural and political life. With statistics and accounts otherwise unavailable in the West, they reveal a feminist activism among China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of the struggle it embodies.
Li, Danke. "Gender inequality in education in rural China." In Holding Up Half the Sky: Chinese Women: the Past, Present, and Future by Jie, Tao, Zheng Bijun and Shirley L. Mow eds., pp. 123-136, (New York: The Feminist Press), March, 2004. 9781558614659
Jie, Tao; Bijun, Zheng; Mow, Shirley L.; and Li, Danke K., "Holding Up Half the Sky: Chinese Women: the Past, Present, and Future" (2004). History Faculty Book Gallery. 55.